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Charities consultation

DepartmentOffice of the Chief Executive
Start date08/07/2013
End date30/08/2013
Type of consultationOther
Deadline for comments30/08/2013

About the consultation

This consultation is now closed. A consultation response report has now been published.

The Chief Minister’s Department is consulting all Islanders about whether we need to develop a charities law for Jersey. The law will also have implications for the financial services industry. A separate survey has been prepared for financial services organisations.

The law would:

  • define what makes a charity a charity
  • set out what 'charitable purpose' is
  • put in place a requirement for all charities to deliver public benefit


We are also consulting on whether the proposed law:
  • should make it a requirement for all charities to be included on a public register
  • should provide for the future introduction of light-touch, proportionate regulation

The principles of the law

The consultation is not about the detail of the law - Islanders will have an opportunity to comment on that in the near future – but on its principles.

If it is decided that the law should allow for the future introduction of regulation, Islanders will also be consulted on the details of that regulation - which organisations it applies to and what elements of their work should be regulated.

Who should respond?

We would like to hear from:

  • the public
  • voluntary and community sector organisations
  • financial services organisations (please see below for additional information)

What we would like to know

We would like to know whether you think:

  • Jersey needs an up-to-date, modern definition of charity, and if anything is missing from our proposed definition
  • there should be a public charities register, who should be on that register and the information they need to provide
  • there should be an independent charities commissioner
  • the proposed charities law should allow for future proportionate regulation of charities

You can download the consultation paper, which sets out these objectives in greater detail.

Download the charities law consultation paper (size 243kb)​​​

Public meeting presentation

You can download the charities presentation which has been shown at all the public meetings. You can use it for your own group or organisation.

Public meeting dates

This consultation is closed.

How to submit comments to the consultation

Comments are no longer being received. 

Responses to the consultation

​A consultation response report has been published.
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